What is the Maximum Age to Give the IAS Exam?

To appear for the UPSC exam, the candidate must have attained a minimum age of 21 years. The maximum age limit for the IAS exams varies from one category to another. The respective categories and age limits are listed below.

  1. General Category – 32 years and the maximum number of attempts are 6.
  2. OBC – Creamy layer – 32 years and the maximum attempts are 6.
  3. OBC – Non Creamy layer – 35 years and the maximum attempts are 9.
  4. SC/ST – 37 years – no cap on the number of attempts till the age limit of 37 years.

For Physically Handicapped Candidates the age limit for candidates are different. The age limits are mentioned below.

  1. General Category – 42 years and the maximum number of attempts are 9.
  2. OBC Category – 45 years and the maximum number of attempts are 9.
  3. SC/ST category – 47 years and there is no cap on the number of attempts till the attaining the age of 47 years.

For Ex-servicemen candidates the age limits are different which are listed below.

  1. General Category – 37 years
  2. OBC category – 40 years
  3. SC/ST category – 42 years

For Disabled Defence Services personnel the age limit is different.

  1. General Category – 35 years
  2. OBC Category – 38 years
  3. SC/ST Category – 42 years

Aspirants would find this topic very helpful in the IAS Exam.

Which Degree is Best for IAS?

This is a very subjective question as the choice of subjects one should choose depends on the interest levels of the candidates on the concerned subject. There are a plethora of cases where students had engineering or medical background and cleared the civil services exam with arts and humanities optional subjects. The degree one opts for should not be done with the sole objective of appearing and clearing the UPSC exams, since it is an obvious fact that very few make the mark. Hence the degree one opts for should be on the basis of a person’s interest levels, aptitude in those subjects, and very importantly the scope for attaining a job once the degree is completed, since this job should act as plan B if the candidate fails to clear the exam.

Is there any Medical Test for IAS?

Candidates should undergo various medical tests to be declared fit for the job. The various tests conducted are given below.

  1. Blood pressure
  2. Hearing ability
  3. Lungs and Heart
  4. X-ray tests
  5. Standard height and weight
  6. Diabetes Mellitus

Can I Start UPSC Preparation at the Age of 29?

Yes a candidate can certainly start preparation at the age of 29. However, this is a very tough exam and it requires a couple of years for successful candidates to clear this exam. Hence it is advisable to start the preparation at an early stage.

The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2020.

 

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